|This pic is a little fuzzy|
No - I don't have the answer. I did a quick search but didn't come up with anything before my attention span gave way. I am interested. I'd love to read about this particular beetle after someone does the ID work for me. So my secret is out... I'm a lazy nature nut.
|Notice the ridges in the elytra (hard forewings)|
Any aspiring (or actual) entomologists out there? If we don't come up with an ID within a week or so, I might submit the photos to What's That Bug?
The backdrop for these pictures is the fabric of a tent. For those that aren't familiar with the Clackamas River area, it's part of the Mt. Hood National Forest, southeast of Portland (map below). So conifer forest, near a river. Elevation about 1250 ft.
OK - bring on the IDs!
Update: See comments below for the discussion - I think we have an ID!
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